Dogs are unquestionably our guardian angels, and there are numerous anecdotes of their amazing – and lifesaving – efforts. Nonetheless, even an angel may require assistance. When this small Chihuahua needed assistance, two flight attendants stepped up and saved her life!
When Michele Burt, her husband Steven, and their three dogs boarded a JetBlue aircraft from Florida to Massachusetts, it was intended to be a typical journey because they had gone many times before. The Burts followed protocol by keeping the dogs in carriers under their seats. However, shortly after takeoff, Michele realized that one of her dogs, Darcy, a gorgeous French Bulldog, was experiencing respiratory difficulties.
Michele opened Darcy carrier’s door, concerned, to check on her. The woman was aware that she was violating the flight company’s protocol, but her dog’s life was in jeopardy!
“I saw her tongue was blue, and I am aware that this is an indication of a lack of oxygen,” the lady subsequently added. “I drew her from under the seat and placed her on my lap to assist her cool off and rest since she was terrified and breathing rapidly.”
Flight attendant Renaud Fenster, had no idea what’s going on, so he initially asked Michele to put back her dog, as the flight protocol is extremely strict in these situations. However, he soon realized it might be something serious, so he rushed to help, but not before alerting his colleague Diane Asher.
The two crew members attempted to cool Darcy down with ice packs, but were unable. Then Renaud, who also has a French Bulldog, had another thought. One that, nonetheless, deviates from protocol. He was willing to take that danger, though, in order to save the unfortunate dog’s life.
“He [Renaud] brought a tiny oxygen tank with a mask attached and said, ‘Maybe this would help,'” Michelle explained. “”I feel Renaud and Diane saved a life, and while some may discount the worth of life because Darcy is a dog, I do not.”
Darcy’s life was saved by the two flight attendants, despite the fact that they had to break the regulations. So, once they arrived and Darcy had recovered completely, Michele decided to write a letter to thank these two wonderful women. “I wanted to thank JetBlue and Renaud and Diane for performing their jobs while also being wonderful people!”
You can read the complete letter here:
When finding about the situation, the company couldn’t be prouder. They even praised the two women for their actions! “Our mission is to inspire humanity, and we’re very proud of those outstanding crew members who consistently demonstrate a passion for excellent customer service,” JetBlue wrote in a statement.